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Books, Articles, Reviews, and Conference Papers

Updated: August 14, 2013


Books

 

Parallel Gospels: A Synopsis of Early Christian Writing (Oxford University Press, 2011).

                   
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Reconceptualising Conversion: Patronage, Loyalty, and Conversion in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 130; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2004). (Purchase this book)

          Reviews of this book:
                    Carolyn Osiek, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.02.33)
                    Rene Baergen, Toronto Journal of Theology 22 (2006): 232-3
                    Dietmar Neufeld, Review of Biblical Literature (2008)
                    Philip Esler, Biblical Theology Bulletin 37 (2007): 133-34
                    Heike Omerzu, Theologische Literaturzeitung 131 (2006): 374-376

Edited Books

In Other Words: Essays on Social Science Methods in Honour of Jerome H. Neyrey. Edited with Anselm Hagedorn and Eric Stewart (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007).

          Reviews of this book:
                    David J. Horrell, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 31 (2009):19-20.
                    Ritva Williams, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 70 (2008): 882-83.

Identity and Interaction in the Ancient Mediterranean: Jews, Christians and Others. Essays in Honour of Stephen G. Wilson. Edited with Philip A. Harland (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007).

          Reviews of this book:
                    Thomas W. Gillespie,
Review of Biblical Literature 09, 2008.
                    Matt Jackson-McCabe, Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2009): 452-54.
                    F. Gerald Downing, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 31 (2009):5.


Books in Progress

In the Beginning Was the Word: Representations of Jesus in Modern Fiction (click here for an "in-progress" bibliography of Jesus novels)


Peer-Review Journal Articles (14)

"Collective Memory Distortion and the Quest for the Historical Jesus." Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 11 (2013): 53-76. + "Gratitude and Comments to Le Donne." Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 11 (2013): 98-105.

“Memory and the Historical Jesus: A Review Article.” Biblical Theology Bulletin 42 (2012): 196-203.

"On the Treatment of Miracles in New Testament Scholarship." Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 40 (2011): 461-78.

"Fictive Friendship and the Fourth Gospel." HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 67 (2011), Art. #997, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v67i3.997.

“Honor, Shame, and Social Status Revisited,” Journal of Biblical Literature 128 (2009): 591-611.

“Structure vs. Agency in Studies of the Biblical Social World: Engaging with Louise Lawrence,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 29 (2007): 277-86.

"Fictionalising Jesus: Story and History in Two Recent Jesus Novels," Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 5 (2007): 33-55.

“Method and Models in New Testament Interpretation: A Critical   Engagement With Louise Lawrence’s Literary Ethnography,” Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 87-97.

“Reflections on Culture and Social-Scientific Models,” Journal of Biblical Literature 124 (2005): 515-20.

“BTB Readers’ Guide: Loyalty,” Biblical Theology Bulletin 34 (2004): 167-77.

"The Divine Benefactions of Paul the Client,” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 2 (2001-2005): 9-26.

“The Synoptic Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven:  A Test-Case for the Two-Document, Two-Gospel and Farrer-Goulder Hypotheses,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 78 (2000): 23-48.

"Paul’s Praise and Riposte of the Thessalonians,” Biblical Theology Bulletin 27 (1997): 153-63.

Essays in Collections, Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries (9)

"Agents of Apostasy: Apostasy in a Collectivistic Culture." Forthcoming in a collection of essays edited by Jakob Engberg and Birgitte Bøgh.

“Friendship, Kinship, and Enmity,” In Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies. Ed. Christopher Matthews. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming. (http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/).

“Conversion.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies. Ed. Christopher Matthews. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming. (http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/).

“Fictive-Giftship and Fictive-Friendship in Greco-Roman Society.” Pp. 61-76 in The Gift in Antiquity, edited by Michael Satlow (Chichester: Blackwell Publishing, 2013).

“Bartholomew,” “Beloved Disciple,” “Conversion,” “Eye,” “Jesus, Childhood of,” “Judas Iscariot,” “Q Document.” In Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture: A Handbook for Students, edited by Mary Ann Beavis and Michael J. Gilmour (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012).

“Jesus Novels: Solving Problems with Fiction.” Pp. 504-18 in The Blackwell Companion to Jesus, edited by Delbert Burkett (Chichester: Blackwell Publishing, 2011).

“Grace as Benefaction in Galatians 2:9, 1 Corinthians 3:10, and Romans 12:3; 15:15.” Pp. 25-38 in The Social Sciences and Biblical Translation, edited by Dietmar Neufeld (Society of Biblical Literature Symposium Series; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008).

“Constructing of Model of Ancient Prayer.”  Pp. 48-66 in In Other Words: Essays on Social Science Methods in Honour of Jerome H. Neyrey. Edited by Anselm Hagedorn, Zeba Crook, and Eric Stewart (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007).

“Reciprocity: Covenantal Exchange as a Test Case.” Pp. 78-91 in Ancient Israel: The
Old Testament in its Social Context. Edited by Philip F. Esler. Fortress Press: Minneapolis, 2005.

Book Reviews (50)
-- to read a published review, press the link at the end of the entry or follow the hyperlink to the journal location.

Lüdemann, Gerd. What Jesus Didn’t Say. Salem, OR: Polebridge Press, 2011. Eerdmans, 2009. Forthcoming in Toronto Journal of Theology.

Craig S. Keener. The Historical Jesus of the Gospels. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 2009. Forthcoming in Toronto Journal of Theology.

Dunn, James D.G., Jesus,Paul, and the Gospels (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 42 (2012): 159-60. Read

Jodi Magness. Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus. By Jodi Magness (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2011), in Journal of the American Academy of Religion 80 (2012): 246-48. Read

James G. Crossley. Reading the New Testament: Contemporary Approaches (London: Routledge, 2010), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 41 (2011): 228-29. Read

Darrell L. Bock and Robert L. Webb, Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2010), in Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 40 (2011): 384-387. Read

Moyer V. Hubbard. Christianity in the Greco-Roman World. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2010, in Biblical Theology Bulletin 41 (2011): 165-66. Read

Todd D. Still and David G. Horrell (eds.), After the First Urban Christians: The Social-Scientific Study of Pauline Christianity Twenty-Five Years Later (London/New York: Clark, 2009), in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 73 (2011): 439-41. Read

Stanley E. Porter. Paul: Jew, Greek, and Roman (Leiden, The Netherlands:  Brill, 2008), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 40 (2010): 161-62. Read

Patrick J. Hartin, Apollos: Paul's Partner or Rival? (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2009), in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 72 (2010): 376-77. Read

Stanley Porter (ed.), The Messiah in the Old and New Testaments (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2007), in Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 38 (2009): 555-57. Read

Gary M. Burge, Lynn H. Cohick, and Gene L. Green. The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament Within Its Cultural Context ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 39 (2009): 226-28. Read

Roger L. Omanson. A Textual Guide to the Greek New Testament: An Adaptation of Bruce M. Metzger’s Textual Commentary for the Needs of Translators (Stuttgart: German Bible Society, 2006), in Review of Biblical Literature 2009.

Michael F. Bird and James G. Crossley (with contributions from Scot McKnight and Maurice Casey), How Did Christianity Begin: A Believer and a non-Believer Examine the Evidence (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2008), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 39 (2009): 168-69. Read

J. Harold Greenlee, The Text of the New Testament: From Manuscript to Modern Edition (Peabody, MA:  Hendrickson Publishers, 2008), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 39 (2009): 98-99. Read

Donald Capps, Jesus the Village Psychiatrist (Louisville, KT: Westminster John Knox, 2008), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 39 (2009): 48-49. Read

Jerome H. Neyrey, Give God the Glory: Ancient Prayer and Worship in Cultural Perspective (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007). Toronto Journal of Theology 24 (2008): 271-272. Read

David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves, and E. Randolph Richards, Rediscovering Paul:  An Introduction to his World, Letters, and Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2007). Biblical Theology Bulletin 38 (2008): 185-86. Read

Amy-Jill Levine, Dale C. Allison Jr., and John Dominic Crossan (eds.), The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton Readings in Religion. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 38 (2008): 136-37. Read

Carmen Bernabé and Carlos Gil (eds.), Reimaginando los orígenes del christianismo: Relevancia social y ecclesial de los estudios sobre Orígenes del Christianismo: Libro homenaje a Rafael Aguirre en su 65 cumpleaños (Estella: Verbo Divino, 2008) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 70 (2008): 872-74. Read

Bart D. Ehrman, Studies in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2006) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 38:1 (2008): 46-47. Read

BibleWorks7: Software for Biblical Exegesis and Research, in Biblical Theology Bulletin 37 (2007): 132. Read

Victor H. Matthews, Manners and Customs in the Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Daily Life in Bible Times (3rd Edition; Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2006), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 37 (2007): 184. Read

Robert L. Plummer, Paul’s Understanding of the Church’s Mission: Did the Apostle Paul Expect Early Christian Communities to Evangelize?  (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2006) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 69 (2007): 828-29. Read

George Jonas, Reflections on Islam: Ideas, Opinions, Arguments (Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2007) in Literary Review of Canada 15 (2007): 22.

Amir Harrak, The Acts of Mār Mārī the Apostle (Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005) in Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 36 (2007): 377-78. Read

Edward Adams and David G. Horrell (eds.), Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 37 (2007): 79-80. Read

Duncan Fishwick, The Imperial Cult in the Latin West: Studies in the Ruler Cult of the Western Provinces.  Volume Three: Provincial Cult; Part One: Institution and Evolution (Leiden: Brill, 2002); Part Two: The Provincial Priesthood (Leiden: Brill, 2002); Part Three: The Provincial Centre; Provincial Cult (Leiden: Brill, 2004); Part Four: Bibliography, Indices, Addenda (Leiden: Brill, 2005) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 37 (2007): 36-37. Read

Louise J. Lawrence and Mario I. Aguilar (eds.), Anthropology and Biblical Studies: Avenues of Approach (Lieden, NL: Deo Publishing, 2004), in Biblical Theology Bulletin 36 (2006): 190-92. Read

Craig A. Evans, Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies: A Guide to the Background Literature (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2005) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 36 (2006): 139. Read

P.J. Williams, Andrew D. Clark, Peter M. Head, and David Instone-Brewer (eds.), The New Testament in Its First Century Setting: Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B.W. Winter on his 65th Birthday (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 36 (2006): 85-86. Read

William Loader, Sexuality and the Jesus Tradition (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 36 (2006): 41-42. Read

Bruce Winter, Roman Wives, Roman Widows: The Appearance of New Women and the Pauline Communities (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003) in Toronto Journal of Theology 21 (2005): 285-86. Read

Brian J. Incigneri, The Gospel to the Romans: The Setting and Rhetoric of Mark’s Gospel (Leiden: Brill, 2003) and H.N. Roskam, The Purpose of the Gospel of Mark in its Historical and Social Context (Leiden: Brill, 2004) in Journal of Biblical Literature 124 (2005): 553-58.  Read

Dan Cohn-Sherbok & John M. Court (eds), Religious Diversity in the Graeco-Roman World: A Survey of Recent Scholarship (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 35 (2005): 151-52. Read

Robert K. Johnston, Useless Beauty: Ecclesiastes Through the Lens of Contemporary Film (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004) in Biblical Theology Bulletin 35 (2005): 112. Read

 

Peter Lampe, From Paul to Valentinus: Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries (Translated by Michael Steinhauser; Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2003) in Toronto Journal of Theology 20 (2004): 223-24. Read

 

Steve Mason and Tom Robinson, eds. Early Christian Reader (Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson, 2004) in Toronto Journal of Theology 20 (2004): 226-27. Read

 

Halvor Moxnes,  Putting Jesus in His Place: A Radical Vision of Household and Kingdom (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003) in Review of Biblical Literature 2004.

 

Dennis R. Smith, From Symposium to Eucharist: The Banquet in the Early Christian World (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003) in Toronto Journal of Theology 19 (2003): 244-45. Read

 

William E. Arnal, Jesus and the Village Scribes: Galilean Conflicts and the Setting of Q (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001) in Toronto Journal of Theology 19 (2003): 69-70. Read

 

Stephen Hultgren, Narrative Elements in the Double Tradition: A Study of Their Place within the Framework of the Gospel Narrative (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2002) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 65 (2003): 469-70. Read

 

Richard J. Cassidy. Christians and Roman rule in the New Testament: new perspectives (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Co., 2001), and Paul in chains: Roman imprisonment and the letters of St. Paul. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Co., 2001), in Toronto Journal of Theology 18 (2002): 259-61. Read

 

Bruce J. Malina, The Social Gospel of Jesus: The Kingdom of God in Mediterranean Perspective (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 64 (2002): 173-74. Read

 

David G. Horrell and Christopher M. Tuckett (eds), Christology, Controversy, and Community: New Testament Essays in Honour of David R. Catchpole (Supplements to Novum Testamentum 99; Leiden; Brill, 2000) in Review of Biblical Literature.  Also appeared in Review of Biblical Literature 2002, Marvin A. Sweeney ed. (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2002), 299-301.

 

Donald Harman Akenson, Saint Saul: A Skeleton Key to the Historical Jesus (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000) in Toronto Journal of Theology 17 (2001): 277-78. Read

 

Stephen G. Wilson and Michel Desjardins (eds), Text and Artifact in the Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity: Essays in Honour of Peter Richardson (Studies in Christianity and Judaism / Études sur le christianisme et le judaïsme 9; Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2000) in Toronto Journal of Theology 17 (2001): 304-06. Read

Walter E. Pilgrim, Uneasy Neighbors: Church and State in the New Testament (Overtures to Biblical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1999) in TJT 16 (2000): 280-81. Read

Hector Avalos, Health Care and the Rise of Christianity (Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson, 1999) in TJT 16 (2000): 267-68. Read

Paul Hoffmann, together with S. H. Brandenburger, U. Brauner, and T. Heike, Q 22:28, 30: You Will Judge the Twelve Tribes of Israel (Ed. Christopher Heil; Documenta Q; Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters, 1998) in TJT 16 (2000): 272-74. Read

J. Dorcas Gordon, Sister or Wife? 1 Corinthians 7 and Cultural Anthropology (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997) in TJT 15 (1999): 89-90. Read

K. C. Hanson and Douglas E. Oakman, Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998) in TJT 15 (1999): 90-91. Read

Book Notes (23)

A Former Jew: Paul and the Dialectics of Race. By Love L. Sechrest.  Library of New Testament Studies 410. London: T&T Clark International, 2009. Pp. xii + 262. $$$. ISBN 978-0-567-46274-9.

Called From the Jews and From the Gentiles: Pauline Ecclesiology in Romans 9-11. By Pablo T. Gadenz.  WUNT 267. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2009. Pp. xii + 393. $$$. ISBN 0978-3-16-150091-6.

The Making of Paul: Constructions of the Apostle in Early Christianity. By Richard I. Pervo. Minneapolis,  MN: Fortress Press, 2010. Pp. xvi + 376. $$$. ISBN 978-0-8006-9659-7.

Larry J. Kreitzer. Philemon (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008) in Religious Studies Review 35 (2009): 267.

John Byron, Recent Research on Paul and Slavery (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008) in Religious Studies Review 35 (2009): 266-67.

J. Edward Ellis, Paul and Ancient View of Sexual Desire: Paul's Sexual Ethics in 1 Thessalonians 4, 1 Corinthians 7, and Romans 1 (London: T&T Clark, 2007) in Religious Studies Review 34 (2008): 203.

David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves, and E. Randolph Richards, Rediscovering Paul:  An Introduction To His World, Letters, And Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2007) in Religious Studies Review 34 (2008): 201.

Jouette M. Bassler, Navigating Paul: An Introduction To Key Theological Concepts (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007) in Religious Studies Review 34 (2008): 201.

Todd D. Still (ed.), Jesus and Paul Reconnected: Fresh Pathways into an Old Debate (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007) in Religious Studies Review 34 (2008): 208.

Stanley E. Porter (ed). Paul and his Opponents (Leiden: Brill, 2005) in Religious Studies Review 33 (2007): 155.

John Nolland, The Gospel According to Matthew (New International Greek Testament Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005), in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 258.

Paula Fredriksen and Adele Reinhartz (eds.), Jesus, Judaism, & Christian Anti-Judaism: Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 264-65.

J. Albert Harrill, Slaves in the New Testament: Literary, Social, and Moral Dimensions (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2006) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 264.

Louise J. Lawrence and Mario I. Aguilar (eds.), Anthropology and Biblical Studies: Avenues of Approach (Lieden, NL: Deo Publishing, 2004) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 262.

Mark Harding, Early Christian Life and Thought in Social Context: A Reader (London, UK: T&T Clark, 2003) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 262.

G.K. Beale, 1-2 Thessalonians (Downer's Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 123.

Sandra Hack Polaski. A Feminist Introduction to Paul (St. Louis, MI: Chalice Press, 2005) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 45.

E. Randolph Richards.  Paul and First-Century Letter Writing: Secretaries, Composition and Collection (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004) in Religious Studies Review 32 (2006): 44.

David E. Garland, 1 Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003) in Religious Studies Review 31 (2005): 94.

 

Frank J. Matera, II Corinthians: A Commentary. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003 in Religious Studies Review 30 (2004): 205

 

Joop F. M. Smit, “About the Idol Offerings”: Rhetoric, Social Context and Theology of Paul's Discourse in First Corinthians 8:1-11:1 (Leuven: Peeters, 2000) in Religious Studies Review 29 (2003): 301.

 

Mark A. Seifrid, Randall K.J. Tan, The Pauline Writings: An Annotated Bibliography (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2002) in Religious Studies Review 29 (2003): 199-200.

 

Richard A. Horsley (ed.), Paul and Politics: Ekklesia, Israel, Imperium, Interpretation. Essays in Honor of Krister Stendahl. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2000) in Religious Studies Review 29 (2003): 200.

 

National and International Conference Presentations (19)

“Collective Memory Distortion and the Quest for the Historical Jesus.” 2012 International Meeting of the Context Group and NordForsk, Helsinki, Finland.

"Secular Critical Translation of the New Testament" 2011 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, in the “Ideological Criticism” Section.

Panel Reviewer of James G. Crossley’s Jesus in an Age of Terror. 2010 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, in the “Ideological Criticism” Section.

“A Course in Miracles, or a Secular Introduction to the New Testament?” 2010 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, in the “Ideological Criticism” Section.

“Developing Models of Giftship and Friendship in Mediterranean Antiquity.”
International Context Group, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. August 2-4, 2010.

‘A Refusal of Friendship’? Mauss’s Gift and Fictive-Friendship in Graeco-Roman
Society. The Gift in Antiquity Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI. May 2-4, 2010.

‘A Refusal of Friendship’? Mauss’s Gift and Fictive-Friendship in Graeco-Roman Society." 2010 Meeting of the Context Group, Portland, Oregon.

"Renovating the House that Bruce Built: Remodeling Ascribed and Acquired Honor," 2008 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Designated Panel Respondent: Papers on the theme of "The Bible as a Construct of Scholarship" in the Ideological Criticism Section, 2008 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

"Fictional Representations of Judas Iscariot," 2008 Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC.

"Fictional Representations of Judas Iscariot," 2007 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.

“Critical Engagement with Literary Ethnography,” 2006 Meeting of the Context Group, Portland, Oregon.

"Modeling Exchange in the Biblical Era," 2004 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

"Modeling Exchange in the Biblical Era," The 2004 St Andrews Conference on Old Testament Interpretation and the Social Sciences, St. Andrews, Scotland, June 30-July 4.

"Loyalty, Disloyalty, and Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean," 2003 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

"Patronal Synkrisis in Phil 3:4b-11," 2003 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

"Modern Assumptions in the Study of Ancient Conversion," 2002 Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario.

"‘By the charis given to me’: Paul’s References to his Divine Benefaction." 2001 Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting, Québec City, Québec.

"Saul the Client: The Reciprocity and Gratitude of Paul the Apostle." Joachim Jeremias Prize winning essay. Read at the 1999 Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting, Lennoxville, Québec, June 1-4, 1999.


Public and Invited Lectures, non-peer reviewed articles
(7)

"Re-inventing the Gospel Synopsis," Bible and Interpretation June 2012.

"Imagining a Secular Translation of the New Testament," Bible and Interpretation March 2012.

Seminar for Culture and Religion in Antiquity, University of Toronto. "Cicero's Facebook: Exploring Friendship and Fictive Friendship in Antiquity." September 19, 2011.

Centre for Inquiry (Ottawa). "Jesus of Nazareth: A Secular Historian's Perspective." April 16, 2011.

Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa ON. “What 2000 Year Old Scraps of Paper Tell us About Early Christians.” November 18, 2010.

Carleton University, “Religious Studies A-Z: Religion and Religious Studies at Carleton University." Presented to the Carleton Ecumenical Chaplaincy. (2008)

Carleton University, “Taking the Bible Seriously (Not Literally).”  Presented to the Carleton Ecumenical Chaplaincy, (2004).